The ACC announced its TV schedule for the games of November 10th today, with three games being given a six-day hold on the announcement. Boston College vs. Clemson was one of them, so the game time will now be announced on Sunday, November 4th.
Six-day hold placed on #Clemson-Boston College game— Scott Keepfer (@ScottKeepfer) October 29, 2018
What does this mean? It means the Eagles had better focus mighty hard on beating Virginia Tech at [Magical] Lane Stadium this Saturday afternoon.
After a dominating effort against Miami this past weekend, the Eagles re-entered the national conversation by making their second appearance of the year in the national polls. With the national media starting to take notice of the Eagles again now that AJ Dillon is back on the field (and now that BC’s losses to Purdue and NC State starting to look a lot better than they did at the time), the ACC knows that there is the potential for a lot of eyeballs on BC vs. Clemson next Saturday if the Eagles continue playing the way they’re capable of.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that Eagles/Tigers is the only games left on the conference schedule with direct ACC Championship Game implications:
There are now only two teams who control their own destiny in the ACC Atlantic:— (24) BC Interruption (@bcinterruption) October 28, 2018
2. Boston College
A win against Virginia Tech could potentially see the Eagles climb up into the teens in the national rankings, and ESPN would love to have the opportunity to broadcast one of the few games between ranked teams that week at night in prime time. And with a so-so schedule around the country that week, might there be an opportunity for College Gameday to make its way up to Chestnut Hill?.........
None of this will matter in the slightest, however, if the Eagles face plant against the Hokies on Saturday and tumble back out of the polls for good. All eyes will be on BC this Saturday at 3:45pm against Virginia Tech as they try and take that next step beyond bowl eligibility to being a legitimate contender.